Exclusive Interview: Congressman Walter Jones Discusses The Battle To Declassify 28-Page 9/11 Report

On the death certificates of victims of 9/11, the causes of death are identified as homicides. The families of those homicide victims are demanding answers and the declassification of 28 pages of a 9/11  congressional investigation report.

Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC), Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) are sponsoring a bill to declassify those pages from the report entitled “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

BenSwann.com’s Joshua Cook spoke with Representative Jones about those 28 pages.

“We have put in this new resolution, asking the President to keep his promise to the families of the 9/11 tragedy have been calling for this to be declassified ever since the report has been made public,” said Jones.

Jones said he doesn’t know why President Bush decided to classify those pages, or why President Obama continues the embargo.

“If I was in the shoes of President Obama, he has no reason to not declassify this information,” he said. “If any family that could be embarrassed, it’s the Bush’s, but why should he care about that?”

“Not implying that there was anything illegal, but if you remember, there were relationships with the Bush administration and the Saudi king. In fact there are pictures of President Bush holding the King’s hand while they were walking in an area of Crawford, Texas,” he said.

And that’s what Jones says is in those pages.

“There is nothing in the 28 pages about national security. Absolutely nothing. It’s all about relationships and whether those relationships participated financially in seeing the 9/11 tragedy becoming a reality by supporting those people intended to do harm,” he explained.

“How can a nation remain free if the American people don’t know the truth about a tragedy like 9/11?” He questioned.

For now, Jones, with his cosponsors, continues to fight for declassification and encourages Americans to visit www.28pages.org and to write or call (202-224-3121) their elected officials to support House Resolution 428 to encourage the President to declassify.

“He promised the 9/11 families on two separate occasions. These occasions were reported in the print media that he would declassify this information. Stephen Lynch and I wrote a letter in April 2014, asking the administration to please keep their promise to the 9/11 families and the promise to the American people and declassify this information,” he said.

“To this day, we have not gotten a response,” he added.

Rep. Jones asked, “How can we have a sound foreign policy when we don’t know who are friends are?” During the interview, Jones cited an important article by the New York Times entitled “Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda” which points fingers at the Saudi government. 

Rep. Jones encouraged Sen. Rand Paul to offer up a companion resolution for H. Res. 428 and encouraged Paul to make releasing the 28-pages a campaign promise if he decides to run for President in 2016.

Listen to Joshua Cook’s entire interview with Congressman Walter Jones below: